Twitter in Entertainment Weekly

May 6, 2009 at 2:39 pm (Personal, Responses) (, )

I receive Entertainment Weekly in the mail and I have not had time to look at any of them besides a quick flip through in a couple months. They have begun to pile up in a basket in my room. Well in the process of my cleaning and packing spree this week, I started flipping through more of them. In one of them there was an article on Twitter and the rapid success and popularity it is having. I had never heard about Twitter until this class (PRCA 2330: Introduction to Public Relations) and now I feel like I hear about it all the time. My mom even has Twitter.

This article mainly talked about the celebrities that are on Twitter and all the followers they are accumulating. I think the publicity Twitter is receiving is excellent. It may have the ability to be bigger than Facebook.

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PRSSA

April 27, 2009 at 10:27 am (Personal)

So I recently joined PRSSA on Georgia Southern University’s campus. I have been quite sad that my membership and leadership roles in my sorority are coming to an end this semester, so when the opportunity to run for a PRSSA officer position arose, I jumped at the chance.

I ran and I am now the new Vice President. I am very excited to begin this new leadership role and cannot wait to see what awaits me in the months to come.

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Kappa Delta “War of the Wings”

April 7, 2009 at 12:25 pm (Personal)

This year was my second year in charge of my sorority, Kappa Delta’s, 26th annual “War of the Wings” philanthropy event. Last year, we were able to raise just over $12,000. And my goal this year was $14,000. When I created this goal I did not take into account the state the economy is in presently.

All proceeds from this event go to Prevent Child Abuse America, Inc. (PCAA). Eighty percent of the total proceedsstay here in Bulloch County for Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County (PCABC). We present the check every year at PCABC’s annual “Picnic for Prevention”. They are always so greatful and make all the hardwork in the months leading up to the event completely worthwhile.

Last year we planned to host the event at the house. Well, I woke up that Thursday morning (the day of the event) and it was pouring…like raining cats and dogs! So in my dead panic at 8 a.m. that morning, we were lucky enough to get a hold of the owner of Legends aka Jacksons and he allowed us to hold the event at their place. I think it was more successful indoors. The band, Southbound, sounded better because they had an actual stage and a soundcrew. Also, we used the bar as the pickup for the wings and drinks and it was more organized than I could have ever imagined.

So when asked if I would be in charge of the 2009 “War of the Wings” for Kappa Delta yet again, I had to say yes. At first, my whole heart was into it but with some discouraging events occuring in the months leading up to the event, my heart slowly pulled itself out of the event. I had lost part of my passion for this event but had to stick through it and finish it out. It once again rained on the event but this year we had a backup plan, Rumrunners. It wasn’t as organized as at Legends but it was still a good turn out and a good event. We were able to raise just over $8,000. Not exactly our goal but pretty good considering not as many businesses or families could donate this year.

I hope whovever is in charge of the event has the passion I had for it the first year and I am sure they will do an excellent job.

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PR class throughout the state of GA

March 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm (Personal, Responses) (, , , )

One of my good friends recently got engaged and when she called me to fill me on the story of the whole event, she was talking about school. We are both public relations majors. She attends University of Georgia. She was asking if I had ever had that teacher that requires her students to open a Twitter account and begin using it as a networking tool. I was a little in shock and could not believe she knew who my PRCA 2330 teacher was, Professor Nixon. In one of her public relations classes, she is required to do the same thing. Her teacher is friends with Professor Nixon and decided to use her idea to get students started on using social networking sites to our advantage. I thought what a small world this is and I am glad other students are having to do the same things we are here at Georgia Southern.

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Hello world!

January 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm (Personal)

Hopefully I can get the hang on this blogging thing….it may take some time for me to get used to though!!!

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